Review: MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 25, 2020
Review: MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

The MSR Windburner is an exceptional personal stove system made by Mountain Safety Research. My review, tech specs, and recommendations for use.

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Mt. Prindle and Wind Chimes, large tors on a ridge
Posted by Lee Petersen | July 1, 2020
Mt. Prindle via Nome Creek

Trail description and map for a popular 2-3 day hike up Mt. Prindle from Nome Creek in the White Mountain National Recreation Area. Great views of tors and valleys.

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denali viewed from the thorofare ridge
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 29, 2020
Mt. Thoro and Thorofare Ridge – Hiking Guide

Route information for hiking Mt. Thoro and the Thorofare Ridge. Both hikes are off-trail, although fairly easy to navigate through rocky alpine tundra.

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College Glacier – Hiking Guide
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 26, 2020
College Glacier – Hiking Guide

Info on hiking College Creek to College Glacier near the Hoodoos on the southern part of the Delta Mountains in the Alaska Range. Good backcountry hiking and fantastic views!

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Gulkana Glacier Hike
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 22, 2020
Gulkana Glacier Hike

The Gulkana Glacier area has much to offer, including day-hiking, backpacking or mountaineering expeditions, or just a roadside view of the glacier.

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Granite Tors Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 10, 2020
Granite Tors Trail

Hiking guide to the 15-mile Granite Tors Loop in the Chena River State Rec Area. A moderately intense day hike or overnight hike amongst granite towers.

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Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 6, 2020
Castner Glacier – Hiking Guide

A casual back-country day hike to a large glacier, or start of a mountaineering adventure, the Castner Glacier offers great hikes and views of ice caves.

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Looking over Exit Glacier and into the Harding Icefield from the Harding Icefield Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 23, 2020
Harding Icefield Trail

Hiking guide with photos to the Harding Icefield Trail in the Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Alaska. Easily one of the most stunning hikes I've been on.

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Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 2, 2017
Yikes . . . Has it really been this long?! Spring in Alaska

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

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Rainbow Mountain - Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 8, 2015
Day at Rainbow Ridge

I can definitely say now that Rainbow Ridge is as steep as it looks from the road below. I drove down on Saturday, June 6 with the hope of hiking...

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